What is Rejuvelac? Fermented Grainberry Beverage March 21 2014, 0 Comments

If you've been following the blog here at BuildASoil then you have seen all the talk about using Sprouted Seed Tea's to dramatically enhance your garden. Well, if it works for plants, will it work for us? The Answer is YES! Sprouts are very good for human health and there have been forms of "Tea" made from sprouted grains for a long time. 

Here is a recipe from SproutPeople.com


Make your own super nutritious fizzy fermented beverage!

We start with Rye, it makes a great tasting Rejuvelac! Try other grains too and find out what you like best. (Purple Barley Works Really Well)

Soft wheat is a common grain for Rejuvelac, but it is not often a good sprouter, and though some Rejuvelac recipes don't require that the seed even sprout - we prefer seeds that do sprout (We are Sprout people after all!). So we use Rye, though as previously stated you may use any big grains.

We've tried them all and frankly, we find them all pretty gross - except Rye. We absolutely LOVE Ryejuvelac! We also like to make it stronger than the recipe - more grain & less water.

Sproutpeople are always intense =;-}


  • 2 Cups of Rye or your Grains of choice
  • Water - A 2 quart jar 


  • Measure 2 cups of Rye into your 2 quart jar.
    Cover with 1 quart or more of cool (60-70°) water.
    Stir seeds up to assure even water contact.
    Soak for 8 - 12 hours.
  • Pour off water.
  • Rinse (fill Jar 3/4 full with water), twirl vigorously, pour water out, and repeat - if necessary - until water runs clear).
    Use cool (60-70°) water.
  • Drain thoroughly by shaking your Jar - you want as little water as possible to remain in your Jar between Rinses.
    Set your Jar in a low-light, room temperature (70° is best) location.
  • Rinse and Drain (repeat steps 3 + 4) again 8 - 12 hours later.
  • 8 - 12 hours later your seeds will have the beginnings of little tails (roots).
    Add 6 cups of water (spring, purified or tap - your choice) to the sprouts and place the jar in the usual low-light, room temperature (70° is best) location for 2 days.
  • Pour liquid - this is your Rejuvelac - into a glass and drink some!
    Refrigerate the remainder until ready to drink or use in a recipe. We prefer our's cold, so we refrigerate our harvest.
  • You may make more Rejuvelac by repeating step 3 and then adding 1 quart of water. Place your Jar in the usual location and culture your Rejuvelac for 1 day - then follow step 6 again.


Your sprouts are now pretty much spent so toss ‘em to the critters (squirrels, rabbits, birds and many other outdoor creatures love sprouts) or compost them. Don't throw 'em in the garbage; nothing decomposes in a landfill (below 30 feet). If you have chickens; they'll love them!

Serve Cold.
We harvest and refrigerate until well chilled - it is quite tasty thay way. If you don't like it, keep drinking - it will grow on you. Well, it grew on us!


  • If you don't like the flavor at first - keep drinking - it really does grow on you. No foolin'!